Microsoft Serves Up Some Mango to All Eligible Phones

A month after Windows Phone 7.5 began shipping, Microsoft announced today that it is now pushing the Mango update to every eligible phone worldwide, regardless of carrier—with only three exceptions. » 10/27/11 10:40pm 10/27/11 10:40pm

The iPhone 4S Is Microsoft's Chance to Catch Up to Apple

The iPhone 4S is a nice phone. But most people think it's a disappointment. After all, it comes in last years' skin, and its guts aren't radically amazing. It's nothing special. And that means it's Microsoft's chance to counterattack. » 10/05/11 1:57pm 10/05/11 1:57pm

How to Get Windows Phone 7.5 Right Now

So you're not one of the lucky 10 percent who are getting the official Mango update today. Fear not! You can actually force the update that Microsoft is so afraid will brick your phone or bring about the fall of mankind. » 9/27/11 6:03pm 9/27/11 6:03pm

When You'll Get Windows Phone 7.5

Hello Windows Phone owners! Yes, Windows Phone 7.5—that's the official name now, not Mango—is getting pushed out, starting like, now. But your phone might not get them today. Or this week. Or next week! » 9/27/11 1:21pm 9/27/11 1:21pm

Windows Phone 7.5 Review: Second Best Isn't Half Bad

"Windows Phone Seven Point Five." It's somehow mind numbing and yet not totally unexpected that chunky string of syllables is how you say the name of the new Windows Phone. Mind numbing, because it's the antithesis of what Microsoft has ultimately built, and not totally unexpected, because we're still talking about… » 9/27/11 1:00pm 9/27/11 1:00pm

Hands On: HTC's Titan Is One Giant Windows Phone Sonofabitch

HTC has done the unthinkable and created a massive phone named Titan. It weighs over a third of a pound, has a gigantic 4.7-inch screen (Christ...), has a 1.5 Ghz processor of some sort, and, yeah, is huge. Bonus: Mango! » 9/01/11 2:30pm 9/01/11 2:30pm

The Next Windows Phone: It's Pretty Great

Pleasant. That doesn't sound like much of an accomplishment, or a benchmark or like, impressive. But the truth is, most technology isn't pleasant. The new Windows Phone is. Very much so. » 6/21/11 12:01am 6/21/11 12:01am

Microsoft's Mango Release Will Indeed be Windows Phone 7.5

The next iteration of Windows Phone will be called Windows Phone 7.5. So says a Microsoft Partner page anyway, which you can see a screenshot of here. "Preview the New Windows Phone OS 7.5" reads the website blurb, promising that the update will appear "later in 2011." » 4/25/11 4:10am 4/25/11 4:10am

No Nokia Windows Phones Until Late 2011 At the Earliest

Nokia's Stephen Elop (nee Microsoft's Stephen Elop) has been very careful not to say "Windows Phone 7", and just "Windows Phone" when he's talking about the deal between the two companies to manufacture smartphones on the platform. Why? Because Microsoft is going to call their next major update, code-named Mango,… » 2/16/11 10:52am 2/16/11 10:52am